Originally Posted by DaveGogel
Thanks for all the good feed back, im glad I could learn something from my mistake. For the people who recommended no open limping you are right im sure I was just trying not to commit myself to a hand like KJ off with only 20BB, if the blinds didnt have so much more than my 20k I might have made it 3x I just figured they are coming along anyways why would a big blind with 80k fold to a 20k stack making it 6k to go..if he hits at all he is knocking me out..but i learned my lesson ..thanks again.
You didn't have 20 BB, you had 10, and your 'M' was under 6. In tourney play this calls for aggression or folding but not any convoluted combination. So PF raise if you are gonna do anything, and when you hit, you shove. You don't push a little, you shove.
'M', if you are unaware, refers to how many orbits you can sit there doing nothing till you are gone by blinding out. It is calculated as your stack divided by the BB + SB + antes. (S/(BB+SB+A))***
Pretty sure there would have been an ante at the 1K/2K level, for simplicity lets say it was 500. 20K/(2k+1K+.5K) + 20K/3.5K = 5.7142....... Borderline panic time.
You are in deep doodoo here and the PF shove is the best and rightest move.
*** You could be in even worse shape if the tables are shorthanded and you consider that every hand is a 500 ante. Say the table was 5 handed, that is 2500 in antes alone per orbit, plus the BB and SB and your M is clearly in the panic mode (below 5) and you shove with almost any 2 cards assuming you are the first to act.
Me using a 500 ante is purely for example purposes, I sorta think it is hi at the 1K,2K level but the thinking will be the same.